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Altogether

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srslysam I got this as a present last year for Christmas. I listened to it digitally on Spotify but just put the vinyl on my record player for the first time. I’m in love with this album and can’t wait to hear what you guys have in store next! Hope everyone is well and safe! Favorite track: Number On The Gate.
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stevenator73 First time listening to this band and I'm really digging this sound. Very chill and relaxing. Thanks Turnover. Favorite track: Still In Motion.
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lisahogr Really dreamy album. I must admit it look me a few listens to fully appreciate it; I think because it’s quite different from Peripheral Vision, which is the first Turnover album I heard.

I LOVE the bass lines on Altogether, especially on “No Reply” and “Much After Feeling”. Great rhythms, and Austin’s voice sounds soft and comforting. Favorite track: No Reply.
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had to go through it to get better keep my blood moving to stay warm sent an unsure message to heaven don’t know what i was looking for it’s always like that too clear for me to see fortune always comes disguised dressed just like me a dozen roses by the bed aromatic soft and red another petal on the floor when they’re all gone desire more while the days go by every thing gets old self expression dies when it can’t grow nothing on the walls paradise filled dream deep enough to hide somewhere in between diamonds in my hand holding on so tight turn it back into sand before my eyes i have the record memorized it must have played a thousand times a melody that’s familiar enough to hide inside your head but not the kind to make you cry
2.
elsewhere for an occasion i forget noticing it feels so much like the last one wonder if we’ll miss each other again working in the city takes all your attention always need a little bit to adjust now it’s coming down even more than last time hard to know if you’ll be wearing too much after feeling how the temperature is inside i know that they’re asking you if you really want to be there holding on wait a minute when there’s something going on are you happy elsewhere i want to stay out i’m wide awake everyone i know here came i’m thinking about a different place it’s somewhere nice but far away i want to stay out but when you’re gone i miss the heat always being on the moments here now but not to stay do i try to chase it someone said it should be hard to forget tried to but i can’t remember the last one know we’ll probably miss each other again being in the city takes up my attention pretty soon you’ll have to go only got a minute til you’re going on
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Parties 03:46
we went on time i tried to look excited paralyzed nervous just to go barely changed my outfit from the last one i could just be the first to leave because i’m really not that good at making conversation even when everyone who’s here with me is celebrating we went on time to all those stupid parties i should try to feel the energy it’s warm enough for us to walk home the time of night where it can move slow the dancing all stopped the lines are all gone my battery’s dead your place isn’t far you walk so fast i know what you do you’re showing off my eyes are on you your body moves just the way that it should i’m glad that we came you make me feel good
4.
who are you why do you want to come through now? did you see an opportunity? who are you why do you want to be my friend is there something i’ve got that you need? push me all the way down make me want to get far away live up in a big house number on the gate, trouble lurking outside only think of leaving you can see my feet are stuck ooh i came from fearing and i left my feelings there what brought you have you been through the things i have? did you lose your trust or feel betrayed? i want to take your word for it just like that second guessing everything you say
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stained glass your eyes windows through time memories draped in painted light like when we’re young and go dive into fallen leaves and laugh about scrapes on our hands and knees before we learned to hurt or what the pain was worth sending me right back to it rejuvenator i think i’ve done enough but i keep working for it the feeling building up until i can’t ignore it you ever wanted something for so long then waste it all? old flame gone down young pride self doubt fantasies that you shape around like when you heard a song that took you somewhere new the feeling there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to realize the dream in love with how it seemed rejuvenator for when you forget how you really used to enjoy to play rejuvenator for when your intentions aren’t as sure as they were when you begun
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Ceramic Sky 01:52
keeping you close morning for us like when the days slow swim deep in your love gave me a lot to hold waiting to feel the tingling of your lips sedative in your touch making sure that i won’t be able to forget any of it it’s only like this when we spend the night until it buys the day handmade ceramic sky over our heads and sparkles that were on your face left in your place
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quiet nights unweighted by a constant hum currents heavy from the air that falls asleep and hangs its dreams from the moon listen you’ll hear it whisper i can see as much in the dark underneath the blanket of stars as i can in dazzling sun i’m outside i’m in love i didn’t notice that i was starting to feel home in the country changing what i’m making real early clouds i can feel on my fingertips coming through the mist the light is soft and white gentle on my tired eyes like a lover waking you up early and quiet sitting in the still of the morning slow like the heat of the day i remember to breathe in and thank everything
8.
No Reply 03:20
i don’t like the mean way i say things when i’m feeling like i am wasting time i don’t mean to make you feel lonely when i’m feeling like i have no reply i have no reply what does it feel like when your words get lost and the moments gone our place always feels the best when we have all the decorations hung when we keep it warm we cover less and we can both feel the vibration when you look at me and i’m spacing like i’m dreaming life away in my mind “why do you escape?” do you wonder? “is it me?” when i have no reply? if you wanted to break down on me then break down on me. if you feel it then you got to let me know and i’ll try to keep the mirror clean so that i can see how i seem when i’m with you at home your eyes gazing at mine glittered and open wide i didn’t realize i want to know
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Plant Sugar 02:17
tonight i stood outside in the rain counted the drops that ran down my face they danced with the light so i could see laid on my eyes and dove to my feet yesterday i was worried so sick now i feel like i’m lucky instead underneath the sequoia and pine let them plant sugar into my head if you ask how i’m feeling tonight baby nothing could make me feel bad with the moon almost full in the sky for too long i been moving too fast looked for minute trying to find ursa major drawn in the sky felt my wet skin get kissed by the breeze gently it passed along through the leaves
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it’s such a shame the way we lift ourselves and tear each other down we’ve all been used soaked in a false or temporary love blemished and hung back out it’s easy to forget the most important things most of the ones you don’t get something for there’s nothing else worth the time it isn’t hard to help is that expression you wear something you take off when you are alone or is the smile genuine it can be hard to tell you’re making me believe it we have to share this love to make it whole can’t be the only one i know that carrying the weight along the way is such a strain your body’s almost done the light is gone you’re almost home and overtime moves differently than most just moody cause the weathers cold still so tired you had to sleep alone

about

There is a closeness at the heart of Turnover’s aptly titled new album, ‘Altogether.’ Though it’s the first collection the trio has written while living on opposite coasts, the record actually represents the group’s most collaborative and connected work to date, showcasing the intuitive, near-telepathic relationship frontman Austin Getz has developed over the years with his bandmates.

“Instead of making things more difficult, being far apart helped us learn to appreciate each other even more,” says Getz. “As a band, we’re closer now than we’ve ever been before.”

Recorded at Philadelphia’s Studio 4 with longtime creative foil Will Yip at the helm, ‘Altogether’ finds the group breaking new ground on a number of fronts. Pop sensibilities inform the writing for the first time, with elements of funk, jazz, lounge, and disco mingling alongside the band’s trademark indie grit and punk energy. Lush melodies and infectious hooks reflect the newfound freedom and confidence that have inspired Getz since his cross-country move to northern California, while adventurous recording techniques and instrumentation lend a fresh perspective without sacrificing the kind of precise detail and rich intricacies that have come to define the band’s recent studio output. The result is an album that boasts both sonic sophistication and emotional accessibility in equal measure, a major leap forward in sound and vision that reveals time apart as the true key to togetherness.

The title is fitting in another way as well, according to Getz. “On this record, more than in the past, we wanted to keep in mind the beauty of writing ‘popular music,’” he explains. “By that I mean music for people who don’t have the time to delve into the niches and find fringe artists, music for those of us who are busy with work or our families or whatever problems might be around. Music is real magic that can change people’s days and lives, and the more people listening and loving, the better.”

Turnover first emerged roughly a decade ago in Virginia Beach, VA, but the group’s critical and commercial breakthrough didn’t arrive until six years later, when they cracked the Top 5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart with their acclaimed sophomore album, ‘Peripheral Vision.’ The band—which consists of Getz, his brother Casey on drums, and their childhood friend Danny Dempsey on bass—followed it up in 2017 with ‘Good Nature,’ a streaming smash that racked up roughly 40 million plays on Spotify alone and which Vice proclaimed to be “their best album yet.” Reviews were similarly glowing around the world (Pitchfork praised the record’s “rhythmic propulsion and harmonized guitar sparkles,” while Exclaim! hailed its “shimmering instrumentation and luscious harmonies,” and The Line of Best Fit swooned for its “plush production” and “subtle maturity”), and the album earned the band headline dates everywhere from Brooklyn Steel to The Fonda Theatre along with their first appearance at Coachella.

“With ‘Peripheral Vision,’ I was starting to experiment with psychedelics, and I was feeling alienated from a lot of the things I’d been raised to believe and accept,” Getz reflects. “That album asked a lot of questions, and I felt like ‘Good Nature’ was my attempt to find the answers to those questions. This time around, though, I found myself in a very different place, both literally and metaphorically.”

Starting over from scratch somewhere new, particularly somewhere as rural and isolated as Getz’s new home in northern California, proved more challenging than he had anticipated.

“The move was great in a lot of ways,” he explains, “but the experience also de-romanticized a lot of the notions I had about leaving everything behind and relocating to the woods. I realized I’d been undervaluing a lot of things that were actually really important to me, like having friends and family close by. I had to come to terms with being a stranger and learn how to trust new people and make new connections all over again.”

For the first time, Getz found himself looking inwards instead of outwards for inspiration, writing as an act of self-exploration rather than in response to any external stimuli.

“There was a deepening of my relationship with music that came out of the whole experience,” he explains. “Instead of waiting for some revelation to arrive, I would make myself sit down with a guitar or at the piano and just play until something interesting happened. Often what came out surprised me.”

Sometimes an entire song would reveal itself in ten minutes; other times, Getz would land on a guitar riff or a chord progression that he’d revise for months. The band spent time writing together in-person on tour and during time off in New York and Portland, with Yip flying out to join the band for the latter.

“Will’s much more than just a producer for us at this point,” says Getz. “He’s a close friend and a reliable piece of what our sound has become.”

That sound is the product of a remarkably wide range of influences and tastes, which Turnover synthesizes on the album into a whole far greater than the sum of its parts.

“Working remotely for the most part, everybody was able to send ideas around on their own schedules, and nobody felt too protective of anything, so the new songs started to reflect each of our personalities more than ever before,” says Getz. “Collectively we like everything from jazz to folk, disco to rock and roll, and a lot in between, and it’s where we all intersect that things start to feel special. With the three of us and Will all contributing to the writing together, the songs turned out better than anything any of us could have done on our own. That’s what makes the experience of being a band really unique as opposed to just one artistic mind.”

‘Altogether’ demonstrates the band’s eclectic mix of personalities from the very start, opening with a lo-fi, jazzy intro that quickly gives way to the driving drums and delay-drenched guitar of “Still In Motion.” Like much of the album to come, the song is a meditation on change and perspective, on learning to quiet your mind and appreciate the moment before it’s gone. The bittersweet “No Reply” reckons with guilt over failing to be present with a loved one, while the effervescent “Much After Feeling” recognizes the sacrifices we make to stay connected across geographical distance, and the breezy “Parties” grapples with the kind of self-consciousness that can leave us prisoners of our own design.

“There’s a part in that song where the tone completely changes,” says Getz, “and that represents the moment when your walls finally come down and you start to just appreciate where you are. The lyrics go from describing the nervousness you feel in a particular moment to just describing the moment itself because you’re finally out of your head and able to recognize the beauty that’s all around you.”

Getz taps into that beauty throughout the record, stopping to smell the roses and ground himself in ways that might have seemed impossible even just a few years ago. “Starting to feel at home in the country,” he sings on the hazy “Valley of the Moon,” while the sultry sax of “Ceramic Sky” hints at the simple and sensual pleasures of falling in love, and the playful “Plant Sugar” channels 80’s Britpop as it makes a case for mindfulness.

“I was stressed out when I first started writing that song, but then I looked up at the sky and saw the constellations and felt ridiculous for being worried about anything,” he laughs. “It reminded me that sometimes you just need a little change in perspective to appreciate how lucky you really are.”

Turns out, that’s all Turnover needed, too.

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